Ofcom – Average UK Mobile Broadband Speeds Reach 15.1Mbps on 4G

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The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today released its first new study into the national performance of Mobile Broadband services since May 2011. The results show that the average mobile download speed has risen to 15.1Mbps on 4G and 6.1Mbps on 3G (up from a general 1.5 – 2.1Mbps in 2011). The fastest operators were…

Swift’s label rejects Spotify claim

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The head of Taylor Swift’s record label denies Spotify’s claims that the singer was “on track” to make $6m a year from the service. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK ISP TalkTalk Gobbles Virgin Media’s Copper ADSL Broadband Users

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Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has reportedly sold 100,000 of its old copper-line based Virgin National (Virgin.net / ADSL2+) broadband subscribers to rival ISP TalkTalk. The Virgin National service, which peaked at 275,900 customers during early 2011, was officially closed to new subscribers in October 2013 (here) after suffering repeated declines. At the time…

CityFibre Signs Fibre Optic Capacity Deal with EE and Three UK

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CityFibre has today signed a major long-term fibre optic infrastructure deal with two national UK mobile network operators, EE and Three UK, which will involve the deployment of Dark Fibre backhaul connections to help cost efficiencies and boost capacity to mobile masts across the respective networks. Both mobile operators already have a long-running 50/50 network…

Superfast Broadband Delivery UK Rollout Reaches 1.5 Million Premises

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The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which aims to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connections available to 95% of people in the United Kingdom by 2017, has now helped more than 1.5 million homes and businesses to gain access to the service (up by +500K since August 2014). Superfast connections can now…

NHS plans ‘kitemark’ for health apps

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An NHS “kitemark” for health-related smartphone apps is one of a number of new technological initiatives being backed by NHS chiefs in England. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK ISP Entanet Tells GCHQ – “We are NOT the police or intelligence services”

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Networking and broadband provider Entanet has criticised the new boss of the Government’s Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Robert Hannigan, after he called for a new “deal” between the technology industry and intelligence organisations to help snoop on UK Internet and telephone communications Hannigan recently suggested that the new deal would be about “protecting our citizens” against…

YouTube unveils music subscriptions

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YouTube launches a subscription service that lets users stream music videos without adverts and download them to smartphones and tablets. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Hands on with YouTube Music Key

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Google’s YouTube is starting a subscription service that allows users to stream ad-free music videos, and download them for offline use. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Company Director Fined for Abuse of EE’s Private UK Customer Details

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The Government’s Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has fined Matthew Devlin (age 25), a director of three marketing and telecoms companies, the measly sum of £500 after he was found to have “illegally” accessed one of EE’s customer databases in order to target users with rival upgrade promotions. Apparently Matthew Devlin gained access to details of…

BT’s 330Mbps Ultrafast FTTP Broadband Reaches 250,000 UK Premises

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BTOpenreach, which maintains and upgrades BT’s national telecoms network across the United Kingdom, has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that its 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based fibre optic broadband technology is now available to 250,000 homes and businesses (premises passed footprint). Meanwhile FTTC might soon be boosted to 100Mbps+. Long-time readers will recall that BT originally planned…

Virgin Media Extend Cable Broadband Network to 5000 Glasgow Homes

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Virgin Media has just announced the third expansion of its 152Mbps (Megabits per second) capable cable broadband (DOCSIS), TV and phone network since the summer, which will this time add an additional 5,000 homes in Glasgow (Scotland) to their coverage. The move follows the operators on-going deployment to an additional 100,000 premises in East London…